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  • Moulding Young Minds>>

    Fifteen years of working with teens keeps this talented volunteer young. Read Toronto resident John C. Hudspith's story about how he became a volunteer teacher in a high school in the May issue of More of Our Canada and enjoy a few extra shots of his students' work and his own.>>

  • Travelling the Bruce Trail>>

    Thanks to a Father's Day gift, Sylvia Prins of Beamsville, Ont., and her husband George got to experience a little piece of heaven as they traversed Ontario's famed Bruce Trail. Read their story in the May issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Moose on the Loose>>

    Meet Leonardo, an adventurous toy moose who travelled through Italy! You can read about his adventures in the Destinations story by Paul Desjardins of West Kelowna, B.C., in the April/May issue of Our Canada.>>

  • The Evolution of a Bird Nerd>>

    After moving to the country, photographer Jen St. Louis of Elmira, Ont., became a self-confessed bird enthusiast and has the incredible pics to prove it. See her full photo essay in the April/May issue of Our Canada.>>

  • Our Travels: Feasting on Maritime Culture>>

    Ed James of Elkhorn, Man., acts as an unofficial tour guide for his friend, Kel Smith, in his home province of Nova Scotia. Read about their adventures visiting places like the French Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton to the Shearwater Aviation Museum in Halifax in the March issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • A Journey of Discovery in Ontario's Royal Botanical Gardens>>

    Nature photographer Kevin Murphy of Burlington, Ont., and his sister, Janice, share their appreciation of Ontario's Royal Botanical Gardens. Read their story in the March issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Collectors: Three Times the Charm>>

    Marilyn Wright of Wasaga Beach, Ont., loves to collect cups and saucers, hummingbirds and Blue Jays paraphernalia! Read her story in the February/March issue of Our Canada. Do you have a collection to share? Send it in today!>>

  • Volunteer Veterinary Team>>

    This caring group travels to low-income communities providing free veterinary services to beloved family pets. Read the story about the Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT) by Chris Robinson of Cambridge, Ont., in the February/March issue of Our Canada.>>

  • Epic Winter Race>>

    Runners and cyclists tackle winter head-on in a 130 kilometre race through southern Manitoba that tests endurance and celebrates resilience! Read Gregory McNeill's story about participating in the race Actif Epica in the February/March issue of Our Canada.>>

  • Our Travels: Twillingate, N.L.>>

    Thinking back to living and working in Twillingate, N.L., Natalie Blackmore Poirier, now of Burnaby, B.C., fondly remembers the stillness and bustling life of the ocean town's winters. Read her story in the January issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Stamped in Memory>>

    Times were tough, but fun - thanks to a new hobby! Read about a stamp collection that kept Cheryl Fiddis of Burnaby, B.C., happily occupied during a difficult time in her youth in the January issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Hannah's Planet>>

    Meet a remarkable young girl who's making the world a better place: Hannah Bywater of Callander, Ont. Read her Cause for Applause story in the January issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Becoming Canadian>>

    It took living in a foreign Western country to drive home what it means to be Canadian for Vivian Chow of Calgary who currently lives in Switzerland. Read her Canadians Abroad story in the January issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Manitoba's Hidden Gem>>

    John Nielsen of Portage la Prairie, Man., loves his hometown. He especially enjoys Crescent Lake and everything Island Park has to offer. Read his story in the January issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Celebrate Canada Photo Contest Results & More>>

    Here are the top three winning photos from this year's Celebrate Canada Photo Contest! We've also included a few of our past winning photos for you to enjoy. See the winning photos and runners up in the December/January issue of Our Canada.>>

  • Frozen In Time: Russian Ice Sculptures>>

    One Canadian, Nataliya Bukhanova of Legal, Alta., holds on to her cultural traditions from the old country. Read her story "The Russian Connection" in the December/January issue of Our Canada and enjoy these extra photos from Russian ice towns.>>

  • Winter Wildlife>>

    Photographer Megan Lorenz of Etobicoke braves the cold and snow to capture some spectacular shots of creatures great and small. See her full photo essay in the December/January issue of Our Canada.>>

  • Our Travels: Nova Scotia>>

    Two adventurous sisters head off on a weekend road trip to explore a part of their home province they'd always wanted to see. Read the story by Andrea MacEachern of Scotchtown, N.S., in the November issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Artist & Dreamer>>

    Len Sherman of Fosterville, N.B., has been painting and writing since as long as he can remember. Read his story in the November issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Our Travels: Mount Drysdale, B.C.>>

    Growing up hearing stories about her adventurous grandfather, Dahl Atin of Moorefield, Ont., takes her family on a trip to the mountain named in his honour. Here are a few pictures from the trip, which you can read about in the October/November issue of Our Canada.>>

  • World War I Sites in Belgium>>

    Christine Cameron Emmett of Brighton, Ont., went on a search for understanding through the battle sites and cemeteries in Belgium. Read her story in the October/November issue.>>

  • Lens Lugging on the Front Lines>>

    Toting movie cameras along with their rifles, the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit preserved wartime history through their work on and off the battlefields. Read the story in the October/November issue and check out their wartime newsreels on YouTube!>>

  • Our Travels: Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan>>

    It was her first visit to this Prairie province, but after spending a wonderful week on a friend's farm there, it won't be her last. Read Marianne Van Delft's story in the September issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Saving Our Shorelines>>

    The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup has been working to make Canada's shorelines clean and safe for the past 20 years. Read the full story by Susan Debreceni of Toronto in the September issue of More of Our Canada.>>